We believe strong churches are essential for healthy communities and strong leaders are essential for strong churches. Providing proven, church-based, non-formal theological training for leaders. This includes the Antioch School, BILD Institute and hosting the Global Leadership Summit.
Strong leaders are essential for strong churches
And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. — 2 Timothy 2:2
The Antioch Initiative
A core group of area churches guide a church-based theological education system that integrates church leader development, community development, church planting and vocational pursuit.
In addition to local church-based ministry certificate, undergraduate, graduate and seminary degree programs, the Antioch Initiative helps establish and prepare leaders for ministry and career.
Central Arkansas is one of 6 “pilot cities” launching Antioch Initiatives in partnership with BILD International.
Global Leadership Summit
GLS is a two-day LIVE telecast event from Willow Creek Church campus to more than 550 locations in North America. Each year, one of our CityChurch partners here in Arkansas is a host site, allowing area leaders to refresh their skills, renew their minds and connect with other like-minded leaders. Every year, we see Christian leaders from all sectors equipped and motivated to improve their leadership impact.
Trained leader blog posts
But I Don’t Have Any Grandchildren
“Wait a minute, Lord, you want me to do what? You want me to attend a conference about being an “intentional” Christian grandparent? But I don’t have any grandchildren! What are you up to now?” Those were the thoughts that ran through one woman’s mind five years ago as she felt God leading her to …
A 2020 Review and a Look Ahead
When we were setting New Year’s resolutions in January, who could have imagined we would face a global pandemic, increasing racial and political division, rioting, and violence in the streets of many of our cities. It’s been an unprecedented year. We have had to adjust, pivot, cancel, reschedule, and more. In the midst of fear, anxiety, economic concerns, …
2021 GLS Early Bird Registration Now Open
YOUR LEADERSHIP MATTERS …and it matters now more than ever. How are you using it? The Global Leadership Summit is your opportunity to access a wealth of leadership insight from a world-class faculty ready to equip and inspire you—no matter where you have influence. When you grow in your leadership and use your influence for …
“The central conclusion is that the American church is dying due to a lack of strong leadership. In this time of unprecedented opportunity and plentiful resources, the church is actually losing influence. The primary reason is the lack of leadership.”
George Barna – Researcher and Author